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FILE - In this June 28, 2020 file photo, armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey, standing in front their house along Portland Place confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house in the Central West End of St. Louis. Authorities executed a search warrant Friday evening, July 10, 2020, at the St. Louis mansion owned by the McCloskey's, a white couple whose armed defense of their home during a racial injustice protest last month made national headlines. said. Joel Schwartz, who is now representing the couple, confirmed on Saturday that a search warrant was served, and that the gun Mark McCloskey was seen holding during last month's protest was seized.  (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Police execute search warrant at home of gun-toting couple

Jul. 11, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities executed a search warrant at the St. Louis mansion of a white couple whose armed defense of their home during a recent racial injustice protest drew widespread attention, their attorney confirmed Saturday. Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who are personal injury lawyers, were...

4-year-old St. Louis boy shot on July Fourth has died

Jul. 10, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 4-year-old St. Louis boy who was shot in the head on the Fourth of July, apparently by a stray bullet, has died, police said Friday. Michael Goodlow III had been hospitalized in grave condition since being shot on Saturday. A police spokeswoman, Evita Caldwell, said homicide detectives...

Children comfort each other on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, after three people were shot at the downtown St. Louis sculpture park called Citygarden. All three people were taken to a hospital. St. Louis leaders are considering hiring a company that would help fight crime by using surveillance planes. The city traditionally has among the highest crime rates in the U.S. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

St. Louis considers surveillance planes in crime battle

Jul. 9, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — With 2020 shaping to be an especially violent year in one of the nation’s most violent cities, St. Louis leaders are considering a new tool to fight crime — surveillance planes — even as opponents worry about the further militarization of police and the potential...

Police: 2 St. Louis workers assaulted by protesters

Jul. 9, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police are investigating after two city employees said they were attacked early Thursday by people involved in a protest outside City Hall. A statement from Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards said the incident happened about 3:15 a.m. The protesters who are camping near City...

The Apotheosis of St. Louis, a statue of King Louis IX, stands in front of the St. Louis Art Museum in March 2013. The statue, by Charles Henry Niehaus, was presented to the City of St. Louis by the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1906. The statue has been the recent focus of protesters who believe the statue should be removed because of the checkered history of King Louis IX. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

St. Louis name change? Not happening, governor tells Trump

Jul. 8, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Despite some calls to change the name of St. Louis, Missouri's governor has told President Donald Trump that it's not going to happen. The issue came up Tuesday in Washington when Republican Gov. Mike Parson participated in a discussion about reopening schools across the nation. At one...

Boy struck by bullet in St. Louis remains in grave condition

Jul. 8, 2020 7:21 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 4-year-old boy is in grave condition after being shot in the head by an apparent stray bullet in St. Louis on the Fourth of July, police said Tuesday. Police initially said Monday that the department was reclassifying the shooting of Michael Goodlow III as a homicide after it was...

Child critically hurt after being shot in head in St. Louis

Jul. 5, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 4-year-old child is in critical condition after being shot in the head in St. Louis, police said. St. Louis Police said the shooting happened around 10:45 p.m. Saturday in a neighborhood about 4 miles (6.5 kilometers) northwest of downtown St. Louis. The child was taken to a hospital in...

Protesters raise their arms as they block an intersection while bringing attention to racial injustice, Friday, July 3, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Protesters return to St. Louis area where couple drew guns

Jul. 3, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several hundred protesters made a peaceful return trip Friday to the St. Louis mansion owned by a white couple whose armed defense of their home during an earlier demonstration earned them both scorn and support. Protesters marched along the busy public boulevard called Kingshighway, which...

Armed homeowners standing in front their house along Portland Place confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house Sunday, June 28, 2020, in the Central West End of St. Louis. The protesters called for Krewson's resignation for releasing the names and addresses of residents who suggested defunding the police department. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

Court record shows St. Louis couple pulled gun before

Jul. 2, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The white St. Louis couple who became internationally famous for standing guard with guns outside their mansion during a protest have pulled a gun before in defense of their property, according to an affidavit in an ongoing case. As demonstrators marched near the Renaissance...

Independent review of St. Louis police procedures planned

Jul. 1, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Police Department will undergo an independent, outside review of its operations in an effort to improve community policing, protect civil rights and reduce violent crime, city officials said Wednesday. The review was announced by Mayor Lyda Krewson, Public Safety Director...